Meghalaya PCC backs Rahul Gandhi to continue as President

Shillong, May 31: The Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee has unanimously resolved to urge upon the Congress President, Rahul Gandhi to reconsider his decision in connection with the resignation tendered by him from the Presidentship of the party.
Gandhi had decided to quit as President in the wake of the dismal performance of the Congress in the just concluded Lok Sabha elections.

In its meeting held at Congress Bhawan in Shillong on Friday, the MPCC said, “it is the considered opinion of the Meghalaya PCC that the exit of Gandhi from the Presidentship of the party at this juncture, when the party is faced with multiple challenges from divisive and disruptive forces, would lead to the total disintegration of the party.”

“The Meghalaya PCC, on behalf of the rank and file of the party, pledges unstinted loyalty and support to the leadership of Gandhi and expresses confidence that the party would see brighter days soon under his Presidentship,” a letter sent to the Congress president which was signed by MPCC president Dr Celestine Lyngdoh, and working president, James S Lyngdoh said.

The MPCC also placed on record its deep appreciation and gratitude to Gandhi for his long and intensive campaign during the last Lok Sabha election, which, even though did not translate in to the expected lines, but has been able to rejuvenate the party in a long way.

“The the defeat of the party in the hands of BJP and its allies was not at all the defeat of the long cherished ideals and principles of the party, but infact a defeat due to the unethical and unconstitutional strategies adopted by opponents,” the MPCC said.